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French Speaking and Spring Retreat

Spring, Francophone, and Health Retreat

Health Retreat

21 April - 28 April, 2013
Upper Hamlet & Lower Hamlet

We will practice with our body to awaken our mind. Revitalizing body through physical exercises focused on breath and life force: walking, mindful movements, qi gong, tai chi, stick exercises…

Let us learn to increase our physical and mental energy by accessing our hidden but actually inexhaustible energy reserves in body and mind through the practice of relaxation and the joy of living happily in the present moment, as we benefit from the collective energy of the group.

We modify our eating habits, taking only light meals to maximize the process of detoxification, to better nourish our brain and to remain clear and awake in every situation.

Then we widen our circle, discovering loving and effective ways of assisting and accompanying persons who are aged, disabled or in great physical or mental suffering including serious depression, incurable illnesses, cancer or trauma. All is based on the Buddhist teachings as renewed and applied to our own time by Plum Village, as well as other traditions such as acupuncture, shiatsu, moxa, massage, Chinese herbal medicine, etc.

Registration for Health Retreat - Closed

Upper Hamlet [single men, couples and family]

Lower Hamlet [single women, couples and family]



Spring General Retreat

With new blossoms on the way, and spectacular changing weather, spring-time offers us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this beautiful season of transformation and renewal.  We warmly welcome you to join our community of practice for a one week or two week retreat.

We will be open to receive guests starting  March 29th to May 10th, 2013 and will continue to receive guests each week on Fridays. Friday will also be our departure day. Please plan your retreat carefully so that you can arrive and depart on Friday. Also, plan your retreat well in advance so that you will have enough time to register and receive a confirmation (few weeks in advance is usually enough time).

Registration for the Spring Retreat will be open for all Hamlets starting January 1st, 2013.

Registration - Closed

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Upper Hamlet [single men, couples and family]

Lower Hamlet [single women, couples and family]

New Hamlet [single women, couples and family]


French Speaking Retreat

15 March – 22 March, 2013

We are happy to announce the annual 7 day retreat for French speakers which will take place from Friday 15th March to Friday 22nd March, 2013.

During this week long retreat, Thay (Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh) will offer a series of four talks including a Question and Answer session all in French.

In addition to Dharma talks by Thay, activities will include sitting meditation and chanting, walking meditation, circle sharing (family groups of approx. 25), total relaxation and Qi Gong stick exercises. There will be a presentation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings and the practice of Beginning Anew.

This is a wonderful opportunity for French-speaking practitioners to come together for a joyous celebration of the Dharma to build the French Sangha and to hear Thay offering his profound teachings directly in French.

Translation into English and other languages will be available for Thay's talks as required and other activities where possible. There will be an English-speaking family to join so that non-French speakers can also participate in Dharma Sharing.

Registration for Francophone Retreat- Closed

Upper Hamlet [single men, couples and family]

New Hamlet [single women, couples and family]

Lower Hamlet [single women, couples and family]